Power Distribution Certification Engineer

June 25, 2023
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We at Volocopter are pioneers in the development of electrical air taxis that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We are bringing urban air mobility to life by introducing our air taxis and drones as an electric addition to current transportation options in megacities worldwide. Our aim is to offer affordable on-demand air taxi services and save people time by flying them safely to their destination. In 2011, we performed the first-ever crewed flight of a purely electrical multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale Volocopters (www. volocopter.com).

We are seeking a Power Distribution Certification Engineer to join our team. As a Power Distribution Certification Engineer, you will be responsible for capturing, maintaining and having in-depth discussions with the aviation certification agencies such as EASA, FAA and others related to electrical power distribution certification requirements and standards while ensuring that the aircraft's high voltage and low voltage power distribution systems and its components meet the applicable requirements. You will play a critical role in reviewing design data, testing, inspection, and analysis documentation that enables the certification of the Power Distribution System while integrated to its applicable aircraft electrical, mechanical, thermal, and logical interfaces. Your strong knowledge electrical related standards and your communication skills will be essential in driving the Power Distribution System design towards optimal performance and compliance.

Your mission during this flight:

  • Work in close collaboration with other Power Distribution System Engineers to guide and review the design and life cycle data pertaining the development of high voltage and low voltage power distribution components such as high voltage power centers, circuit breaker panels, low voltage emergency batteries and overhead HV and LV electrical control panels.
  • Act as a Compliance Verification Engineer in the Design Organization Approval executing the compliance verification activities as demanded by Volocopter's CVE scope.
  • Be the focal point in the Power Distribution System team with EASA and other certification agencies while organizing and defining the closure or mitigation plan to address action items raised by the authorities on design and documents related to the development of the Power Distribution System.
  • Represent the Power Distribution System team in EUROCAE's WGs 112 SG-1 and 116 SG-1 and other relevant industry working groups (e.g. SAE, RTCA, ASML) discussing aviation electrical power distribution certification.
  • Reviews internal and supplier's design data (such as requirements specifications and design description documents), testing, inspection and analysis documentation that demonstrates compliance to the applicable system, subsystem and components certification requirements pertaining the Aircraft's Power Distribution System according to its Certification Plan.
  • Defines and discuss potential updates to the Electric Propulsion System Certification Plan that are related to detailed certification requirements means of compliance types (MOC1 to 9) pertaining the Power Distribution System.
  • Reviews and discuss the extent of potential non-compliances or alternative show compliance methods to any certification requirements with the certification authorities.
  • Closely collaborate with the design engineers to ensure that the Power Distribution System design and development activities meet all necessary certification requirements.
  • Reviews suppliers and partners technical documentation for compliance demonstration and dispositions non-compliances, either accepting or challenging the suppliers based on fundamental technical and certification background.
  • Collaborate with the test and verification teams to review test plans and setups to ensure successful certification compliance demonstration of the electrical power distribution system design.
  • Check in your professional skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field.
  • Strong knowledge of SC-VTOL when it comes to finding compliance of the electrical power system and component design through the means of compliance described in the MOC-2-SC-VTOL subparts D, E and F.
  • Strong knowledge of EASA's CS25 requirements and the applicable AMCs of Subpart F – Equipment “Electrical Systems and Equipment” e.g. CS 25.1351, CS25.1353, etc and the ability to evaluate currently CS25 certified aircraft and understand why they do comply with these requirements.
  • In-depth knowledge of aerospace standards and regulations, such as SC- VTOL, ARP-4754, DO-254, DO-178 and DO-160, and their implications to the development of the system components and its integration.
  • Capable reviewer of engineering documents, such as design description documents, test plans/procedures/results, analysis and inspection reports for compliance demonstration.
  • Strong knowledge of failure modes related to power distribution systems and its components (overvoltage, types of short-circuits, loss of electrical insulation, etc)
  • Fluent in English.
  • Preferred Skills:

  • Active member of EUROCAE's Working group WG-112 SG-1 / Electrical discussing ED-296 and ED-290 or equivalent.
  • Active member of EUROCAE's Working group WG-116 SG-1 / High Voltage Systems and Components in Aviation or equivalent.
  • Good background on IEC standards that may support compliance demonstration to EASA's certification requirements when it comes to electrical power distribution safety of aircrafts.
  • Connected to the aviation community when it comes to the key certification challenges for high voltage systems in aircrafts.
  • In-depth understanding of electrical components for aviation such as HV and LV fuses, HV and LV SSPCs, HV and LV Contactors, HV to LV DC-DC converters, Diodes, Circuit Breakers, Connectors, Studs, etc.
  • Solid functional understanding of electrical magnitudes (voltage, current, power, energy) monitoring systems and methodologies for controlling electrical connection devices.
  • Experience with advanced electrical technologies and emerging trends in the aerospace industry for high voltage and low voltage power distribution.
  • Basic knowledge of communication buses and their logical integration within and outside the electrical power distribution systems.
  • Our Volocopter flight includes:

  • Fast-growing high-tech company with a supreme network of investors and partners
  • Ability to contribute directly to the future of aviation
  • The chance to build up new things/projects from scratch
  • Personal accountability, growth and learning opportunities, based on your personal strengths
  • An inspiring working environment with modern workspaces, flexible work time, short lines of communication, flat structures, positive leadership, great team spirit
  • Attractive salary package
  • Our differences make us stronger. At Volocopter, we value equal opportunity, trust, and the voice of each of our employees. As change-makers in air mobility, we believe that changing the world starts within each of our teams. We are committed to driving innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and respectfully, regardless of our different backgrounds and roles in the company.

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